Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen

Highest Rated: 92% Traffic (2000)

Lowest Rated: 0% How Sweet It Is (2013)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1982

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

If early career praise is any indication of future success, singer/actress/dancer Erika Christensen may have a rewarding and fruitful career ahead of her. Refining her diverse talents in such early projects as Michael Jackson's "Childhood" video, as well as singing on Neil Diamond's The Christmas Album II, Christensen's demanding turn as the drug-addicted daughter of the drug czar in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed Traffic has recently focused much attention on the young actress.Born in 1982 and training as an actress since childhood, Christensen began her career in live theater. With early television credits including Frasier and Third Rock From the Sun to her name, Christensen made her film debut in 1997's Leave It to Beaver as Wally Cleaver's girlfriend Karen. Christensen's early roles were of mostly light comedic substance, a trend she has recently countered by gravitating toward more dramatic roles in both television and film. Nominated for the 1998 Young Star Award for her performance in the television series Nothing Sacred, Christensen continued her dramatic turn in such television series as The Practice and Touched by an Angel.In addition to her television roles, Christensen's film credits have also progressed into the more dramatic. Following Leave It to Beaver with the Disney film Can of Worms, Christensen's next role would face her with the formidable challenge of sympathetically portraying a broken, drug-addicted teen in Traffic. The following years found Christensen leaning toward more dramatic roles, which worked to her advantage in terms of developing as a serious-minded young actress, and despite roles in such popcorn-munchers as Swimfan (2002), the actress continued to challenge herself with roles in such films as that same year's Home Room. An unflinching journey into the dark heart of post-Columbine high school America, Christensen's role as a once popular student thrust into despair after being wounded in a high school shooting proved she had not lost her dramatic edge. On the lighter side, Christensen would next turn up alongside actresses Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon in the comedy drama The Banger Sisters before conspiring to ace her SAT in a less-than-legal fashion in The Perfect Score (2003). In 2004 she played one of the daughters of Joan Allen in Mike Binder's comedy/drama The Upside of Anger. She continued to act steadily, though she found her next big success on the small screen when she became part of the ensemble in NBC's hour-long version of Parenthood that debuted in 2010, a role she stuck with through the show's end in 2015.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Clover Gertie 2020
No Score Yet To Have and To Hold Actor 2019
59% The Case for Christ Leslie Strobel $14.7M 2017
83% Confirmation Shirley Wiegand 2016
No Score Yet Anything for Love Katherine 2016
No Score Yet All at Once Tiffany Fontinella 2016
No Score Yet The Follower Chelsea 2016
No Score Yet Veronika Decides to Die Claire 2015
No Score Yet My Boyfriends' Dogs Bailey Daley 2014
0% How Sweet It Is Sarah Cosmo 2013
6% The Tortured Elise Landry 2012
43% Mercy Robin 2010
No Score Yet Struck Actor 2008
29% How to Rob a Bank Jessica 2007
No Score Yet The Gardener of Eden Actor 2007
30% The Sisters Irene Prior 2006
37% Flightplan Fiona $89.7M 2005
74% The Upside of Anger Andy Wolfmeyer $18.8M 2005
26% Riding the Bullet Jessica Hadley $0.2M 2004
16% The Perfect Score Anna $10.3M 2004
55% Home Room Deanna Cartwright 2003
No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Cate Earnshaw 2003
48% The Banger Sisters Hannah $30.2M 2002
15% Swimfan Madison Bell $28.4M 2002
92% Traffic Caroline $123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Can of Worms Katelyn 1999
21% Leave It to Beaver Karen 1997


No Score Yet Match Game
Panelist 2019
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
Guest 2018
55% Ten Days in the Valley
Ali Petrovich 2018
18% Wicked City
Betty Smith Betty Beaumontaine 2015
88% Parenthood
Julia Braverman-Graham 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
Appearing 2014
78% Lie to Me
25% Mercy
Dana 2009
42% Six Degrees
Mae Anderson 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2004
No Score Yet That '70s Show
Stacey 2001
11% The Geena Davis Show
Isabel 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2001
No Score Yet The Pretender
Leigh Wright 2000
45% Time of Your Life
Flynn 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Ivy 1999
No Score Yet The Practice
Melissa 1999
94% Frasier
Guest 1998


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